Vince Cable has gone out on a limb, arguing that they need to do something more progressive than a graduate tax. Yet how can that be possible with market-based fees? There can be nothing progressive about £7,000 fees. Many students voted Lib Dem knowing their pledge - they cannot and must not u-turn or how can anyone believe any promise made?
“The Browne review is simply a bid to shift the cost of education away from the state and onto the student. It will mean our public degrees will be among the most costly in the world. Many people will be priced out of going to university. A free market in tuition fees can only increase inequality. The Greens said the Browne review’s findings were “not appropriate for a country that values social mobility and inclusiveness.” Green MP Caroline Lucas (pictured above outside Sussex Uni)
"Graduates are currently leaving medical school with an estimated £37,000 worth of debt under the present £3,290 annual fee. There is the potential that some students could incur debts up to and beyond £100,0000 if fees are set at £10,000 or above by medical schools." British Medical Association